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Clonorchis Sinensis Infection Experience in Residents Living in Riverside Areas
Hee-Gerl Kim, Kyung-Ja June, Souk-Young Kim, Myungsook Park, Chunmi Kim
Journal of Korean Academy of Community Health Nursing 2014;21(1):110-117.
Published online: April 4, 2014
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1Professor, Department of Nursing, Kyungwon University, Korea.

2Professor, Department of Nursing, Soonchunhyang University, Korea.

3Assistant Professor, College of Nursing, Eulji University, Korea.

4Full-time Lecturer, Department of Nursing, Honam University, Korea.

5Associate Professor, Department of Nursing, Sunmoon University, Korea.

• Received: January 15, 2010   • Revised: March 11, 2010   • Accepted: March 11, 2010

© 2010 Korean Academy of Community Health Nursing

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  • Purpose
    The purpose of this research was to describe clonorchis sinensis infection experience in high risk populations living in riverside areas. The research question was "How do local residents perceive Clonorchiasis and how are they infected with the parasite".
  • Methods
    Qualitative data were collected by focus group interviews with 16 participants from January to February, 2009. All the interviews were tape-recorded, transcribed, and analyzed by the content analysis method.
  • Results
    Five main categories were conceptualized, which were "lacking in understanding of Clonorchiasis," "culture of the rural community," "life style," "recovering experience from infection" and "change of health behavior."
  • Conclusion
    The result of this study indicates that residents are infected with Clonorchiasis through interaction between individual and group risky factors. Therefore, it is important to develop effective health education programs on both individual and group levels to prevent infection with Clonorchiasis.
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Table 1
The Categories of Clonorchis Sinensis Infection Experience

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